Samsung claimed to be able to mass-produce chips with a node as small as 2nm starting in 2025.
Samsung to mass-produce 2nm chips in 2025, the next step after 3nm GAAFET
In a keynote speech, Dr. Siyoung Choi, head of the Samsung Foundry business unit, announced to the world that Samsung plans to switch to a 2nm process starting in 2025, which will be the next step after 5nm and 3nm nodes.
“2nm is expected to go into mass production in the second half of 2025,” said Dr. Siyoung Choi. “When it does, it will represent the third generation of process technologies used by GAA. Ultimately, we expect the industry’s transition to 2nm to be smooth, thanks to the experience we’ve gained with 3nm so far.” To prepare for this future, Samsung Foundry will continue to build its process technology capabilities.”
Samsung Foundry was the first chipmaker to announce the transition to GAAFET transistors with its 3GAE (3 nm gate-all-around early) and 3GAP (3 nm gate-all-around plus) manufacturing processes. This new process has been delayed to 2022 for mass production and will be the stepping stone to the 2-nm node.
The company has not disclosed what additional benefits 2nm chips will bring in terms of performance, power consumption, or transistor density compared to previous generations.
Samsung is a chipmaker that also works for other customers, so this move will not only benefit the company itself, but also other companies that use its facilities, such as Nvidia.